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    Rainbow Fentanyl / dea.gov The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today the results of an enforcement operation that spanned from May to September and resulted in significant fentanyl seizures across the United States. As part of the One Pill Can Kill initiative, the DEA and its law enforcement partners seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder during the period of May 23 through Sept. 8, 2022. The amount of fentanyl taken off the streets during this surge is equivalent to more than 36 million lethal doses removed from the illegal drug supply. Additionally, 338 weapons were seized, including rifles, shotguns, pistols, and hand grenades. Of the 390 cases investigated during this period, 51 cases are linked to overdose poisonings and 35 cases link directly to one or both of the primary Mexican cartels responsible for the majority of fentanyl in the United States – the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). In addition, 129 investigations are linked to...
    A CARTEL gangster who dissolved hundreds of people in vats of acid is set to be FREED from prison after just 10 years. Santiago Meza Lopez — aka El Pozolero or The Stewmaker — confessed to helping the Sinaloa Cartel dissolve countless dead bodies in acid in order to make them disappear. 4The gangster spent years dissolving bodies at the Chicken Coop 4Thousands of fragments of bone — believed to be The Stewmaker's leftovers — have been uncovered by cops. The Stewmaker was first captured in 2009, and was sentenced to a decade in prison in 2012. But he is set to be released this year. Hundreds of people disappear every year because of drug cartel-related violence in Mexico. It is thought Lopez used barrels of acid to dissolve thousands of people for the Sinaloa Cartel. He was known to work across at least 10 locations in Tijuana, Mexico, most notably the Chicken Coop farm near the US border. The gangster spent years dissolving bodies, and at some point even constructed a drainage system where he could dispose of...
    A horse breeder who reportedly moonlighted as the leader of a criminal gang linked to Mexico's top two drug cartels was arrested in Colombia on Monday. Néstor Tarazona Enciso, 56, was taken into custody by the Colombia National Police on Sunday in Pereira, the capital of central western state of Risaralda. Authorities said he was wanted for 'money laundering and illicit enrichment' activities that were the byproduct of his role as the leader a gang known as 'Los Puntilleros.'  It loaned its services to the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel - two transnational criminal organizations which are at war which each other over drug smuggling routes to the United States.
    Jorge P. aka the “Cadet”. Photo: FGR Mexico / Courtesy After the fall of Joaquín el “Chapo” Guzmán and his harsh life sentence in the toughest prison on the planet, the United States justice has continued to tighten the siege on the Sinaloa Cartel and now an alleged financial operator will face a court. A little over half a year after the arrest of Emma Coronel, Guzmán Loera’s wife, the US justice managed to get his counterparts in Mexico to extradite Jorge Humberto Pérez Cazares, “Cadet”, alleged financial operator of the dangerous organization. Pérez Cazares is required by the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia to be prosecuted for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health. “Jorge ‘P’ probably acted as a financial operator for a criminal organization,” the FGR reported in a statement. “And as a link with drug trafficking organizations in Guatemala and Colombia, to transport cocaine from these countries, passing through Mexico, with a final destination to the United States of America.” The delivery...
    Mexican officials extradited the man who allegedly oversaw El Chapo's financial operations to the U.S. over the weekend as the feds continued to turn up the heat on the Sinaloa Cartel.  Jorge Pérez was handed over to U.S. federal agents at Mexico City International Airport on Sunday and flown to Washington, D.C., where he faces multiple charges. According to the Attorney General's Office of Mexico, Pérez reportedly functioned as the transnational criminal organization's financial officer. He is accused of overseeing the criminal organization's cash flow and was in charge of trafficking drugs from Latin America to the United States.  His extradition comes as U.S. officials have tightened their squeeze on the Sinaloa Cartel, run by El Chapo, who is being held at a super maximum penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Already, U.S. authorities have arrested his wife Emma Coronel, who is being held at a prison in Virginia. Last Wednesday, a San Diego court sentenced Jorge Sánchez, who was accused of building secret drug trafficking tunnels between Mexico and California, to 10 years and one month in prison. Jorge Pérez...
    VIDEO10:0310:03The First 10 Minutes: Inside El Chapo's EmpireCNBC Two years after the conviction and life sentence of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the cartel he once headed appears stronger than ever. A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration threat assessment released in March said the Sinaloa cartel remains the most extensive such organization in Mexico and "maintains the widest national influence" in the U.S. The cartel is now heavily involved in trafficking fentanyl and methamphetamines along with cocaine and heroin, the DEA said. It appears to be proof that the organization is much bigger than one man. But what about one woman? U.S. authorities reportedly have high hopes for a break in their three-decade war with the cartel following the arrest in February of Emma Coronel Aispuro, El Chapo's wife, and the mother of their twin daughters. Coronel, 31, is being held without bail on a criminal complaint charging her with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, and with helping El Chapo escape from a Mexican prison in 2014. But language in the 12-page complaint suggests the feds' interest in the former...
    March 3, 2021 10:19 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States (DEA) identified 9 Mexican cartels as the most influential when it comes to trafficking drugs onto US soil. For the DEA, which is part of the US Department of Justice, the Mexican cartels are “increasingly responsible” for produce and supply drugs to the US market. Especially fentanyl. The groups would be the Sinaloa, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, the Beltrán Leyva Organization, the Northeast Cartel and Los Zetas. Also included are Guerreros Unidos, the Gulf Cartel, the Juarez Cartel and La Línea, La Familia Michoacana and Los Rojos. This is reflected in his report National Drug Threat Assessment 2020. As the newspaper indicated The universal, these criminal groups they are accused of exporting “significant quantities in bulk”. Specifically, of “fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in the US annually.” However, the DEA clarified that “China remains a key source of supply for precursor chemicals“These products are used by Mexican cartels to manufacture” the large quantities of fentanyl that they...
    The lawyer for El Chapo's beauty queen wife says the US government is trying to get her family murdered by leaking rumors that she is preparing to cooperate with prosecutors following her arrest.  Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, a dual US-Mexican citizen, is being held in a Washington, D.C. prison after she was charged last week with helping her drug kingpin husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Her lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, who also represented her husband Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, has accused federal agents of planting rumors that Coronel Aispuro is planning to cooperate with the US government to help take down the Sinaloa cartel. Lichtman told WABC's The Other Side of Midnight program that the rumor 'was designed to kill her family'. 'I'm not going to comment on what she is or what she isn't going to do,' Lichtman said.  Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, is being held in a Washington, D.C. prison after she was charged last week with helping her drug kingpin husband, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire He described the alleged planting of the story as the 'most...
    New York : Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera and Emma Coronel. Photo: FGR – PRISION DE ALEXANDRIA CITY / Courtesy Mike Vigil, a former DEA officer, considered that Emma colonel, wife Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, you have no choice but to cooperate with the US authorities after his arrest this Monday at the Dulles airport, in Virginia, on drug trafficking charges. Vigil, who was the Chief of International Operations of the Federal Anti-Drug Administration, He told the Daily Mail to be convinced that the former beauty queen will give in to pressure from federal agents, mainly to be able to reunite as soon as possible with the twins she had with the convicted kingpin. “She is going to be more than tempted by the opportunity to have a new anonymous life. I think she is going to accept the deal, ”insisted the former officer who for years infiltrated the drug cartels in Mexico and Colombia. In the opinion of the former high-ranking agent, the prosecutors will offer special protection to the accused in exchange for...
    At least three people – including a pregnant woman in her early 20s – languish in critical condition in Guanajuato, Mexico, after their hands were chopped off and their bleeding bodies were thrown from the back of a truck last week. "This happened to me for being a thief, and because I didn't respect hard-working people and continued to rob them," the chilling note strapped to their bodies read. "Anyone who does the same will suffer. Signed Elite Group." The Elite Group is the top tier enforcement wing of the Jalisco New General Cartel, often referred to as CJNG. And the lifelong, medieval punishment of physical disability is one that has become synonymous with both state and non-state actors over the years, from ISIS and al-Qaeda to the Iranian regime. The incident is only one of many deeds of bloodshed to have been carried out by the CJNG, whose barbarity is said to be on ascendance in recent weeks and months — spilling on to U.S. soil and livelihoods. IRAN SENTENCES 3 MORE MEN TO AMPUTATION FOR 'STEALING,' REVIVING ONCE-RARE ISLAMIC LAW CJNG remains the...
    Military soldiers in western Mexico have shut down a Christmas fiesta reportedly set up by cartel members to honor jailed drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán and his children. Sinaloa state security chief Cristóbal Castañeda said on his Twitter account Thursday that security officials were dispatched to the event after images of the holiday bash were shared all over social media. According to local media reports, as many as 800 people attended the outdoor concert that was held in San Diego, a neighborhood in the Culiacán of borough of El Dorado. The party featured hundreds of piñatas and several live bands on a stage despite measures that prohibit mass gatherings in public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sinaloa Cartel members reportedly also set up a raffle of seven vehicles, some which featured the criminal organization's Spanish initials 'CDS' for Cártel de Sinaloa. Still image of a Christmas party reportedly organized recently by members of the Sinaloa Cartel in Culiacán, Mexico, to honor Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán and his children. Local media reported that security forces confiscated at least seven...
    Jailed drug kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán reportedly lauded President Donald Trump for the way he confronted terror groups in the Middle East and thought former President Barack Obama was a 'coward'. El Chapo's opinion was revealed by attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, who formed part of the defense team that represent the Sinaloa Cartel co-founder during his trial in New York. 'Believe it or not El Chapo is a Trump fan,' Lichtman claimed during his appearance on the Len Berman and Michael Riedel In The Morning show on WOR 710 radio Monday. 'He actually appreciated the fact that Trump was tough on Muslim terrorism and thought that Obama was a feckless coward.' Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán reportedly holds President Donald Trump in high regards but isn't a huge fan of former President Barack Obama  According to Jeffrey Lichtman, one of the attorneys who represent El Chapo, the co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel 'appreciated the fact that Trump was tough on Muslim terrorism and thought that Obama was a feckless coward' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
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